Semtex


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Sem·tex

 (sĕm′tĕks′)
n.
A highly malleable plastic explosive.

[ Semt(ín), village in the Czech Republic where the explosive is manufactured + English ex(plosive).]

Semtex

(ˈsɛmtɛks)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a pliable plastic explosive originally produced in the Czech Republic
[C20: originally a trade name]

Sem•tex

(ˈsɛm tɛks)
n.
a plastic explosive that is easily tractable and largely odorless, used esp. by terrorists.
[1980–85; name given by manufacturer; probably from Semtín, town in Czech Republic where made + ex(plosive)]
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